Why Your Furnace Could Be Leaking Published on October 30, 2016 Finding water surrounding your furnace is a homeowner’s nightmare. Is it a furnace problem or plumbing malfunction? It could be either, but Hammond Plumbing & Heating is here with a couple HVAC issues that could result in a leaky furnace. Condensation A standard-efficiency heating system should not have condensation so if your system does, it could be that the flue pipe was not sized correctly. The warm exhaust could be cooling and condensing inside the pipe, then streaming back into your furnace and leaking out. Clogged Drain The condensation from a high-efficiency furnace usually flows out to a floor drain. If there is a clog in the line or the floor drain, it could be the culprit of a leak around your furnace. A precision tune-up from a furnace repair technician should help avoid this problem from happening. Unfortunately, neglecting furnace maintenance could make you end up with a clogged drain, resulting in wood, ceiling, or other damage to your family’s home. Humidifier This problem should be caught with regular furnace tune-ups, but if your heating system is leaking water, the humidifier might be leaking inside the heating system. Water leaking into your heating system can cause major damage to the internal parts so it’s important to call your furnace service company as soon as possible if you think this could be your issue. To make sure your furnace doesn’t spring a leak and that it’s ready to keep you warm all winter long, call Hammond Plumbing & Heating in Kitchener today. Our fall promotion is going on now and you can save on a furnace tune-up or qualifying heating and air conditioning systems.